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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... this week. ”I believe very soon there will be more supportive policies for electric vehicles in the future,” he said. More charging stations will be built in new residential compounds, Wan said. ... that are overshadowed by rising mutual mistrust. Wan said he has discussed co-operations on high technology, clean energy and protection of intellectual property rights with US officials. The sciences minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551061/china-plans-more-perks-drive-demand-electric-cars-amid-anti-pollution
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... residential blocks- in Tung Chung, where the air quality was projected to be better, taking into account both projects. Chau said that while both projects used exactly the same modelling software ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551406/green-group-questions-air-quality-projections-proposed-third-runway
  3. ENVIRONMENT

    Children's clothing from luxury brands contain harmful chemicals, concern group says

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:13pm

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Ballerina shoes, clothes and other children’s products sold by luxury fashion brands contain hazardous chemicals, according to an environmental group. ... The green group said the chemicals — leached into the environment from factories and the clothes themselves — could build up in waterways and have hormone-disrupting properties. At least one pair ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1430219/childrens-clothing-luxury-brands-contain-harmful-chemicals-concern-group-says
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Households vote on how to pay for their waste

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Households vote on how to pay for their waste Charging individual households for the volume of waste they produce is the preferred method for people living in buildings with property management services, a public consultation has found. A four-month study by the Council for Sustainable Development that ended in January found that 54 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541344/households-vote-how-pay-their-waste
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Minister has landfill reclamation in his sights As the environment minister hoped for a bullseye at the archery range, elsewhere in Ngau Chi Wan Park some elderly folk were doing exercises and children skipped happily. But this open space in the heart of the crowded residential district of Wong Tai Sin was not always so serene. In its former life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese demand for furniture 'decimates' rosewood stocks in Mekong region, activists say

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Illegal logging to meet demand for status symbol could wipe out tree species, say campaigners Chinese furniture trade decimating rosewood stocks Runaway Chinese demand for luxury furniture is spurring illegal logging across Southeast Asia, stripping the region of precious Siamese rosewood and driving cross-border corruption and violence, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511507/chinese-demand-furniture-decimates-rosewood-stocks-mekong-region-activists
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China says no waste plant without support after protests

    Posted May 11th 2014, 11:38am by Reuters, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... with pictures of 15 suspects, calling on them to hand themselves in for their roles in "blocking traffic, damaging public or private property, attacking and injuring people or fabricating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1509649/china-says-no-waste-plant-without-support-after-protests
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF ends development partnership with Cheung Kong

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... with developer A disagreement with a property developer over the speed of a wetland housing plan was what drove WWF, the city's biggest environmental group, to pull out last week from ... become a political burden on WWF amid rising public hostility towards property developers in recent years. Last year, some activists even urged members of the public not to donate to WWF. Yet Koo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1241380/wwf-ends-development-partnership-cheung-kong
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands in Wuhan see taps shut for a day amid 'stinky water' contamination

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 04:52pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... official said the pollutants usually came from residential sewage, but the exact cause of the recent contamination was unclear. An inconvenienced resident in Dongxihu said the water supply stopped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495838/thousands-wuhan-see-taps-shut-day-amid-stinky-water-contamination
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... technology from the West and had reduced bacterial counts to very low levels, no technology could effectively remove the enormous amount of organic carbon. Agricultural run-off and residential waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies

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